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Hello friend Next Meeting: Tuesday; 23rd October, 2018
at 6:30pm at German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Road, Windsor. Admission $30 inc Dinner or $10 attendance only. Drinks are available at bar prices.
Last Week: Roberto Ortiz - Brazilian Venture
Brazil was officially "discovered" in 1500, when a fleet commanded by Portuguese diplomat Pedro Álvares Cabral, on its way to India, landed in Porto Seguro, between Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest nation in the world by both population (approximately 210 million) and geographical area (3,287,597 square miles). The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, built in 1960. The country’s motto is “Ordem e Progresso”, meaning “order and progress”. It has borders with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador.
The Brazilian landscape is very varied. It is most well known for its dense forests, including the Amazon, the world's largest jungle, in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Brazil has many immigrants including Japanese, German and Italian.
Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnaval festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes, and samba music and dance.
Iron ore, crude oil, soybeans, sugar, and poultry top the list of Brazil's biggest exports.
It is also occupied by several rare and endangered species, among them the giant otter and the giant anteater, Poison Dart Frog, Jaguar, Pink Dolphins, Piranha and Spider Monkeys.
Basket Brigade Food Collection
Basket Buddies are “Changing lives one basket at a time”. We are happy to help this great organisation. Donate any of the following items and feed a family this Christmas.
1kg Weet Bix 420g tin Peas & Corn 100-200g Coffee 500g Pasta & Sauce
1 litre Long Life Milk 400-500g Tuna 1kg Rice 825g Tin Beetroot
825g Tin Fruit 1 Litre Cordial 1 Litre Long Life Custard 700g Fruit Cake / Plum Pudding
Advent Calendars Biscuits/ Crackers Tea Bags Corn Chips
Lollies/ Candy Canes Baked Beans/Mix Beans
Drop off all or any of the above items to our regular Tuesday Meetings.
Last day for collection Tuesday 20 November.
An invitation for next year's adventure on the Northern Territory's stunning Larapinta Trail.
This is your chance to trek the legendary Larapinta Trail and experience the beauty of Central Australia like never before. Over 5 days, you will explore the mountains, valleys, rivers and desert landscapes of the Red Centre. Ascend Mount Sonder, one of the Northern Territory’s highest peaks as you trek one of Australia’s most magnificent trails. To top it off, you will help raise vital funds to ensure no family goes without shelter after a disaster.By taking on this incredible adventure, you will not only tick one of Australia’s premier walking tracks off your list, you will help us rebuild communities after disaster strike
Throughout the trek you will have the opportunity to learn about how ShelterBox operates in the field and the impact the aid you provide has on those affected by disaster. As well as having 22 ShelterBox deployments under my belt, I have over 25 year's experience as a professional photographer, so you;re likely to pick up some photography tips too!
Please share this email with friends and family members that might be interested in this amazing opportunity.
Mike Greenslade, CEO ShelterBox Australia
email@example.com 0459 959 501
Join in the Pride March
On Sunday 3 February at 11am 2019, Rotarians will have an opportunity to express our inclusivity of all community by walking in Pride March for only the second time in Australia. Experience a 1 minute video of Rotary’s participation from last year here https://vimeo.com/253103697 Grant Godino Strathmore Rotary, Jason Ball Prahran Rotary: Pride Cup Founder; Young Victorian Of the Year 2016-2017, Steven Aquilina Southbank and I are members of the LGBTI Fellowship.
Shine On Awards
Does you club know of somebody with a disability?
Do they provide outstanding support to others with disability? Are they a community leader or involved in a community group?
Do you have a relationship with a local organisation that supports people with disability who may want to nominate somebody for Shine On? Well it is time to get to it and reach out to your local community and identify people with a disability, who are worthy of Shine On recognition. Let’s make this year better than ever for the selection panel and give them many outstanding nominees to consider.
Rotary - People of Action...
Rotary Fellowships are groups whose members share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions.
If you are a Rotarian or Rotaractor and a Magician or Collector, Dealer or just interested in magic, consider joining FORM (Fellowship of Rotarian Magicians)
The purpose of FORM shall be to promote fellowship among Rotarian magicians and to advance the objectives and ideals of Rotary through our magic.
Early Bird registrations closing soon.
Don't forget to bring in the stamps received on your mail. This will be an ongoing project with proceeds going to Rotary Multi District Trachoma Project. We will have a collection box at the meetings.
This Week's Guests: District Govenor Bronwyn Stephens - Club visit
Chairman: Alan Samuel
Toast: Club - John Strong Australia – Joan Luscak
Set Up and Clean Up:
Thanks to our Sponsors:-
Archer Technolog Group
Blake Street Bridge Club
Caulfield Park Sports Club
Leske Cohen & Sandor Real Estate